Remote controlled blinds are a very popular modern window treatment destined to improve your modern home décor game. However, if you are new to purchasing motorized treatments, the overall experience can be quite overwhelming. To walk you through the process, here are some of the things that you should look forward to before selecting your remote control blinds.
- Their suitability to the different apps and devices
Since motorized shades are technology dependent, you will have to know if the binds are compatible with the technology you have at your disposal. For example, a motorized window treatment that can be controlled only through an iPhone app will not work on your android phone. Plus, you will have to take a look at the remote control options available with the blinds you are choosing.
- Control options
Do you want individual control over the window treatments, or do you want your family to be able to access them too? Do you want to be able to control them from anywhere in the house, or only when they are in your line of sight? These are important questions that need answering when you are purchasing your remote control window treatments. Depending on your choice, you will have to pick the control options that best suit your needs.
- Motor features
Remote control blinds are powered by motors that, due to variegated advancements in technology, tend to operate fairly quietly. Still, you should check the quality of the motors in question before making any sort of purchase. You can ask for a demo run to check the sounds of the motor, especially if you are planning to buy motorized blinds for the bedrooms/nurseries in your household. Silent motors can still create a low sound that can interfere with your sleep schedule.
Also, you should check the durability of the motor and only opt for those that are covered under a complete warranty of three to five years. Read the fine print carefully before the purchase to ensure that the warranty you are being offered is not prorated – which means that every passing year the brand will cover a lesser section of their product.
- Power options
There are two types of power options for motorized blinds – they are either battery-powered or hardwired. The former option is cheaper because you will not have to change the wiring of your home to get these installed. On the other hand, if you want a long-term solution, the hardwiring option is best as it will save you the trouble of replacing the batteries every now and then.
- Compatibility with your windows
Last but not least, you must be sure that the type of window treatment you are choosing is compatible with the windows in your home. While almost every window treatment can be motorized, not all of them will work with the windows in your home
If you are venturing towards buying window treatments for the first time, then asking yourself a few important questions related to the subjects mentioned above will clear all the doubts you may have prior to making the purchase.
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